Ya know, ya find you aren’t the brightest crayon in the box in withdrawl.
In my attempt at a gradual quit, I allotted myself 14mgs. of nicotine as that is what I got when smoking exclusively. 4 real cigs and 10 lozenges. Withdrawl has hit hard and in doing the math of what I’m getting now is barely 3 cigs and 6 lozenges. I didn’t put it all together, even tho it feels like hell. I’ve dropped to 9mgs. a day. Sometimes less. What I do wonder is if this also involves withdrawal from chemicals added to make tobacco more addictive. Tho a search of American Spirit, supposedly without, says its intense too. I called Niciderm about the patches and nixed the 21’s as that would take me to more than I was used to and have to get used to 14 which is still more, so opted to buy the 7’s with the lozenges for break thru's. I also wonder if my using oxygen occasionally is a shock to my system. Mostly I think it is how this has become the center of my universe from when I wake up til I go to bed. Gettting up always involves a head rush to remind me. My biggest challenge is my anxiety disorder meds aren’t as effective in this stress. I add in the 24 hour back induced pain and emotional struggles of personal reasons. I’m also frustrated that I often can’t do anything strenuous because of shakes and tremors.
So this is just me going......duh. Thinking I was getting what I did when I had dropped 5mg. Like I said, not the sharpest tack in the cork board.